Dr Fiona Catherine Langridge

BHSc. (Physiotherapy AUT), MSc. (International Child Health - UCL), PhD. (Paediatrics/Māori and Pacific Health - University of Auckland)

Biography

Fiona is a child health researcher, clinician and advocate. She has experience in global health, specifically the Pacific and has worked with hard to reach children and communities in Aotearoa, New Zealand. She is currently working as a research fellow for New Zealand’s contemporary longitudinal study Growing Up in New Zealand  based at the Centre for Longitudinal Research - He Ara ki Mua. Her PhD involved a holistic investigation into the health status of primary school children in Tonga. This included an interweaving of Pacific methodologies, community engagement and survey design/implementation.  

 

 

 

Research | Current

Part of the research team for New Zealands contemporary longitudinal study Growing Up in New Zealand (http://www.growingup.co.nz) based at the Centre for Longitudinal Research - He Ara ki Mua (https://www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/en/soph/centre-for-longitudinal-research.html). 

Part of the research team for the HRC project: Climate Change and Mental Wellbeing: The Impact on Pacific Peoples led by Dr Jemaima Tiatia-Seath.

Postgraduate supervision

Master of Health Leadership (MHlthLd)

Katie Ross (2019): Intravitreal Bevacizumab in Fiji, assessing the cost of sight saving medicine.

Murphy Linehan (2020): Family Violence and Homelessness in Aotearoa, New Zealand – Proposed Solution for Kāhui Tū Kaha.

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Cayley Ingham (2020): Immunisation and its Barriers and Enablers in the Growing Up in New Zealand Cohort for Tamariki Māori and Pacific Children

Distinctions/Honours

2015 NZAID postgraduate field research award 

2013-2017 - University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship

Areas of expertise

  • Global child health
  • Pacific child health
  • Community engagement
  • Resilience and wellbeing in children
  • Vulnerable communities and children in hardship.

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Registered physiotherapist with the Physiotherapy Board of NZ
  • Member of the Paediatric Society of New Zealand
  • Member of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Care Action Network (FASD-CAN).

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Hamm, L. M., Langridge, F., Black, J. M., Anstice, N. S., Vuki, M., Fakakovikaetau, T., ... Dakin, S. C. (2019). Evaluation of vision screening of 5-15-year-old children in three Tongan schools: comparison of The Auckland Optotypes and Lea symbols. Clinical & experimental optometry10.1111/cxo.12958
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lisa Hamm, Nicola Anstice, Cameron Grant, Steven Dakin, Joanna Black
  • Langridge, F. C., Hufanga, S. V., 'Ofanoa MM, Fakakovikaetau, T., Percival, T. M., & Grant, C. C. (2017). Child morbidity as described by hospital admissions for primary school aged children in Tonga 2009-2013. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130 (1465), 29-43.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Malakai 'Ofanoa, Cameron Grant, Teuila Percival
  • Langridge, F. C. (2017). In our own backyard: Investigating the health status of primary school children in Tonga The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/37073
  • Russell, J., & Langridge, F. (2016). Child Poverty in NZ: Finding ways to stand in the gap. Paper presented at Christian Medical Fellowship NZ & Oceania Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. 4 August - 8 August 2016. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32272
  • Hamm, L., Langridge, F., Grant, C., Dakin, S., Yeoman, J., Anstice, N., ... Fakakovikaetau, T. (2016). Childhood vision screening in Tonga. Paper presented at 28th International Congress of Pediatrics, Vancouver, Canada. 17 August - 22 August 2016. 28th International Congress of Pediatrics Abstract Book.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lisa Hamm, Cameron Grant, Steven Dakin, Nicola Anstice, Joanna Black
  • Langridge, F., Grant, C., Percival, T., 'Ofanoa M, Hamm, L., Fakakovikaetau, T., & Hufanga, S. (2016). Measuring the health status of primary school children in Tonga. Paper presented at 28th International Congress of Pediatrics, Vancouver, Canada. 17 August - 22 August 2016. 28th International Congress of Pediatrics Abstract Book.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lisa Hamm, Cameron Grant
  • Siatu'u TM, Langridge, F., & Stowers, L. (2013). Keeping Promises Measuring Results Implications for Maternal and Child Health in the Pacific. The Health Information Systems Knowledge Hub’s Working Paper Series, no.26. Herston Queensland, Australia: School of Population Health University of Queensland. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Teuila Percival

Contact details

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M&HS BUILDING 507 - Bldg 507
Level 1, Room 1017
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AUCKLAND1023
New Zealand

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M&HS BUILDING 507 - Bldg 507
Level 1, Room 1017
28 PARK AVE
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand